Marlins, Giancarlo Stanton Discussing Deal Worth $300 Million

The Miami Marlins and slugger Giancarlo Stanton discussing a 10-year deal worth around $300 million, according to FOX's Ken Rosenthal.

The deal would be the biggest contract in professional sports history, topping the 10-year/$292 million contract Detroit gave Miguel Cabrera before last season.

Stanton's representatives are reportedly asking for a shorter contract, but the fact that they're talking shows progress towards an extension is being made.

Stanton has been critical of Marlins ownership in the past, famously tweeting, "Alright I'm pissed off!!!" after the team traded several veterans to the Blue Jays in Nov. 2012. However, after an encouraging 77 win season, he seems to be buying into what Miami is selling.

The slugger has two more seasons on his current deal before reaching free agency, and he's been the subject of many trade rumors. Many expect him to leave the Marlins once he's on the open market, but that might not be the case anymore.

Stanton led the National League with 37 home runs and a .555 slugging percentage last season.

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